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Oct 27, 2010
Hi all,

I read some of the questions posted here similiar to the symptoms I have. Unfortunately, I haven't been lucky to be given a proper diagnosis. I have seen several specialist but they told me there is nothing wrong with me and i should not be feeling the pain that I have.

I'm still searching for answers as I know these pains I'm experiencing do exist and its a problem.

These is what my MRI's report states and I hope someone here can advise or explain what do they mean? Is it not a problem? Is it true I shouldn't be in this much pain?

MRI Report:

1-
The Spinal cord and posterior fossa unremarkable. The alignment is within normal limits.
The C5/6 and C6/7 disc spaces are mildly disiccated with loss of T2 signal.
However, no significant neural foraminal stenosis or spinal stenosis is seen.
No extradural or intradural mass is visualised.

2-
MRI of the lumbar spine was performed using T1W, T2W sequences acquired
in the sigittal and axial planes. The L5 vertebrae is sacralised.
The lumbar spine shows a normal alignment and lordosis. There are normal signal characteristics arising from the lumbar vertebrae and disc. The L4/5 disc has a mild generalsied bulge flattening the thecal sac. Otherwise no evidence of disc degeneration or protrusion is seen.
The are no para-spinal masses or collections to note. The lumbar thecal sac and cord are otherwise normal. The facets joints, ligamentum flavum and neuro-exit foramina are unremarkable.

I have seen so many doctors and specialist over this and different doctors gave me different answers.

One doctor told me that most probably my nerve is pinched, thus the pain I have at my right buttock and down my leg.

The latest diagnosis I got was SPONDYLOSIS and BENIGN JOINT HYPERMOBILITY SYNDROME.

Please can someone explain if I should worry? Do I seek medical advise out of my country?





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